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Donna's Newest Recipes
Fruit Bars

Treva sent these; they sound yummy.  Have you seen the cost of these fruit bars in the supermarket?

Low Fat Chewy Fruit and Oatmeal Bars

1/2-3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 8-oz container vanilla or plain low-fat yogurt
2 egg whites, lightly beaten
2 T. vegetable oil
2 T. fat-free milk
2 t. vanilla
1 1/2 cup flour
1 t. baking soda
1 t. ground cinnamon
1/2 t. salt (optional)
3 c. oats (old fashioned or quick, uncooked)
1 c. diced dried mixed fruit, raisins, or dried cranberries

In a large bowl, combine the sugars, yogurt, egg whites, oil, milk and vanilla. Mix well. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt; mix well. Add to yogurt mixture; mix well. Stir in oats and fruit. Spread dough onto bottom of ungreased 9x13 pan and bake in a preheated 350 oven for 28-32 minutes or until lightly brown. Cool completely on wire rack. Cut into bars and store in a covered container.

Baby Ruth Bars

1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup white corn (Karo) syrup
1 cup peanut butter
6 cups corn flakes
1 cup salted peanuts
12 ounces chocolate chips

Mix brown sugar, sugar and syrup in a large pan; bring to a boil. Remove from heat and add peanut butter and nuts. Stir in corn flakes. Press into buttered 13x9-inch pan. While still warm, put chocolate chips on top. Put into oven at 350 degrees for 5 to 6 minutes to melt chips. Spread melted chips over top. Cut into bars when cool.

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